I’ve not been very well. In fact I’ve not been very well for some time. This is my story of the last 12 years living with Crohn’s disease.
In September 2001 I went to give blood and they found I was severely anaemic. After some tests my GP diagnosed me with Irritable Bowl Syndrome. No problem. I had been having a little pain after eating for a while but didn’t think anything of it.
When I didn’t get any better my GP referred me to the local hospital. They ran some more tests including an endoscopy and colonoscopy and on 8 February 2002 I was diagnosed with Crohn’s.